Vol. 11 No. 1 (2023): Journal of Strategic Studies, Summer 2023

Role of Arms Control and Disarmament in Achieving Human Security

Amos Ojo Adedeji
Amos Ojo Adedeji is PhD scholar at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
CISS Insight Journal 2023
Published October 7, 2023
  • Arms Proliferation,
  • Disarmament,
  • Arms Control,
  • Human Security
How to Cite
Amos Ojo Adedeji. (2023). Role of Arms Control and Disarmament in Achieving Human Security. CISS Insight Journal, 11(1), P68-81. Retrieved from https://journal.ciss.org.pk/index.php/ciss-insight/article/view/249


The continued proliferation of all types of arms and militarization are a source of significant concern for human security. Sustained arms control processes that lead to eventual disarmament are the panacea for enhancing human security. This paper examines how arms control and disarmament can complement the measures to achieve human security by reducing the cost of security, tension, danger of war, and health hazards. Human insecurity increases due to security hurdles, mutual suspicion, and the role of the major powers. Human security can be increased by taking measures to control arms proliferation. The measures to reduce the risk of war would include establishing an integrated and comprehensive regional strategy, maintaining existing multilateral and regional standards, and creating a rules-based agreed framework for legitimate use of force.